Protecting smart power grids and data networks

  In future, structures for power generation, transmission and distribution in the high, medium and low-voltage ranges will be more complex and flexible than they are today. New topics such as smart grid, smart metering or smart home require innovative solutions. But also the rapid rise of distributed, renewable energy sources, in combination with centralised […]

Causes and control of electrical machine vibration

  This article examines the causes of electrical machine vibration, the effects of vibration, and means taken to mitigate vibration. All rotating machines, no matter how well designed and manufactured, exhibit vibration of some form when operating. Excessive vibration can cause damage to the machine or reduce its lifetime, as well as damage to other […]

The “how to” of surge protection for dairy farming

  Lightning protection systems are recommended for all farm buildings to reduce the risk of damage sustained from a lightning strike. This is of particular concern across the African continent, given the high incidence of thunderstorms involving lightning that occur across this region. Lightning is a stream of pure energy that is looking for the […]